"You don't have to shoot me," says the young lion. "I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won't move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want. I love marshmallows."
But the hunter will not listen to reason, so what is there for a young lion to do? After eating up the hunter, Lafcadio takes the gun home and practices and practices until he becomes the world's greatest sharpshooter.
Now dressed in starched collars and fancy suits, and enjoying all the marshmallows he wants, Lafcadio is pampered and admired wherever he goes. But is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all?
Told and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!
One of my favorite books from uncle Shel as a kid. I just bought a bunch of the classics as a Christmas gift to my girlfriend and I in our hopes for a baby together. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kevin Stanley
We bought this for our 12 year old niece who is a Shel Silverstein fan and she really enjoyed it!Published 2 months ago by Kate S.
My dad read this to me when I was a kid, and I loved it. There's plenty of nonsensical humor, true Silverstein style... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon user
Remembered this book from when my parents read it to me as a kid. Now I get to read it to my son. Great book.Published 4 months ago by Dane